Bookkeeping Academy Certified Bookkeeper

The Bookkeeping Academy is a service to give businesses confidence that their bookkeeper has the skills to perform the tasks that they should be able to perform for their charge out rate. If a bookkeeper has high level management reporting and forecasting they would have very good skills using Microsoft Excel, if a bookkeeper claims to have excellent credit management skills then we assess their performance against benchmarks for that type of role.

Our mission statement is to help junior level bookkeepers get access to tools, resources and experiences working with other bookkeepers on the critical, time consuming and customer service focused skills and procedures.

This is the process we take:

Step 1. Bookkeeper Completes a Training Course

Many low level bookkeepers end up in a bookkeeping role as part of their office administration duties without formal training. Formal vocational training doesn’t need to be nationally accredited and can provide students with a wider range of knowledge and scenarios that they become more confident to deal with.

To join as a student member you must have completed a training course and have a Certificate of Completion or higher.

Step 2. Bookkeeper Receives Tuition and Guidance

The Certified Bookkeeper receives tuition and guidance about the common, elementary tasks which need to be performed well in every bookkeeping practice and for every company, including:

  • Understanding bookkeeping terms
  • Tricky transaction coding, journals and adjustments which relate to partial or non-registered transactions
  • How to navigate Australia’s leading accounting programs (MYOB AccountRightXero and Quickbooks Online QBO) to perform these steps:
    • Navigating to the chart of accounts (or accounts list)
    • Navigating to the General Ledger
    • Navigating to the Sales and Purchases areas
    • Sales and purchase payments and receipts
  • Information about business structures
  • GST registration requirements and payroll
  • PAYGI and IAS
  • Fuel tax credits
  • Business taxation payment and lodgement dates for the year
  • More detailed description of tax codes
  • Tricky transaction coding, journals and adjustments which relate to partial or non-registered transactions
  • When to use Sales and Purchases vs Banking and Journal entries

Step 3. Talent Pool Membership

We have a national talent pool of bookkeepers who are available for work or to take on clients and your details can be listed to alert potential clients or employers of your details and availability.

You’ll also have the opportunity to explore induction and internship opportunities and be connected with established bookkeeping business who have a need for extra bookkeepers.

Step 4. Membership Certificate

As a member the bookkeeper is issued with a membership certificate and can use our logo to verify their skills and demonstrate their commitment to professional bookkeeping standards.

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